The best hairstyles from Glastonbury Festival 2016

Arianna | 27 June 2016

Meet the most stylish festival hairstyles of 2016…


If you weren’t lucky (or quick) enough to get your hands on a ticket for Glastonbury 2016, what’s the betting you were frantically scrolling through your Instagram feed, while going green with envy as your friends, colleagues and even enemies flooded it with blurry snaps of Muse and Coldplay (#Glastonbury #partygoals #mindblown) all weekend long.

But while you were all obsessing over mega babe Adele’s emotional performance, we were busy keeping an eye out for the most stylish hairstyles, worn by festival-goers who proved that muddy fields and a lack of shower facilities weren’t going to stop them from channelling their best boho chic look to make even Kate Bosworth proud.

Want to see our favourite hairdos from Glasto last weekend? Then just keep on reading – and remember, there’s still Latitude and Lovebox coming up, so get your hairbands ready!


Glastonbury 2016: Instagram hair inspiration


back view of a woman with long blonde hair styled into a loose braid and accessorised with a flower headband
Loose braid with floral headpiece. Credit:

Loose braid with floral headpiece

Trust us, not all Glasto hairstyles are super intricate – just look at this easy-breezy, loose plait for proof. British blogger Lydia Rose created this pretty floral braid, which looks totally effortless and chic.

And if you’re not an expert in braiding, don’t fret: this style’s all about looking laid-back, so your plait can be as loose and as messy as you like. Just remember to invest in a floral headpiece for the final finishing touches! Credit: @fashioninflux

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back view of a woman with light brown hair with blonde highlights, wither her hair styled into a half-up fishtail braid
Half-up, half-down fishtail braid. Credit:

Half-up, half-down fishtail braid

Sweet fishtail plaits were definitely on the agenda for Glastonbury 2016 (not a total surprise as we’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of fishtail braids on Instagram this year). And these pretty plaits come in many forms, like this gorgeous half-up, half-down variation, which is the perfect hairstyle for girls who like to wear their hair down.

Guess we know which style we’ll be rocking for Glastonbury 2017, then! Credit: @asaloncalledhare

back view of a woman with a half up braided hairstyle in her blonde-brown hair
Hair rings. Credit:

Hair rings

When we think Glastonbury hairstyles, we think glitter, braids and more glitter (because you can never have too much, right?). But thanks to this Insta pic, we now think hair rings, too.

And these bold hair accessories aren’t just reserved for the brave, either – just clip them into your braids for an edgy, rock ‘n’ roll look. Credit: @hairbyemma_x

back view of a woman with chestnut brown hair styled into a spiralling braided updo
Never-ending braid. Credit:

Never-ending braided bun

To help keep pesky flyaways out of their faces, a lot of festivalgoers opted for braids or buns. Why? Because these chic updos meant that they could party all day and night without having to touch up their hair.

One clever Instagrammer combined the best of both worlds by styling her tresses into an intricate braided bun. And if you ask us, that’s a lot of braided hair. Credit: @kurtihajni

side view of a woman with dark brown hair and blonde ends styled into three cornrows with hair rings attached
Mix ‘n’ match cornrows. Credit:

Mix ‘n’ match cornrows

It’s no secret that cornrows are on-trend, so we weren’t at all surprised to see them crop up at Glastonbury 2016. We love these mix ‘n’ match cornrows, which feature plaits of different sizes and lengths.

A style like this could easily stay in place for 2 days or more, so if you can’t be bothered to keep styling your hair, rest assured that it’s the perfect ‘do to see you through the entire festival weekend. Practical and pretty: it’s gonna be tough to beat! Credit: @hannah_popupsalon


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